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Sep 21, 2011 6:00am PDT
of diplomacy. he's going to stand before the united nations and face two very different audiences. one, the international community on edge over u.s. efforts to block palestinian membership. the other, his republican challengers ready to pounce on any hint he's backing away from israel. brianna keilar live at the white house. how careful do you think the administration is being in trying to achieve the right balance here? >> overall in the actions the administrations have taken over months, you could argue that they tried to have a balance there. but if you look, kyra, at the president's actions in new york, what we're expecting him to say before the u.n. general assembly today, if you look at those things in isolation, this is not walking a very fine line. this is the president coming down firmly on the side of israel to say that this is not the venue for the palestinians to seek statehood and it's also the president coming down firmly on the side of a very important democratic voting and donor block. that, of course, being jewish americans and he has a lot of ground to make up here b
Sep 21, 2011 10:00am EDT
join ron king outside of the united nations. good morning, ron. >> good morning, chris. the palestinians are hoping to create huge demonstrations that resemble the arab spring offensive in tunisia and libya and syria to some extent because that is how they see the drive for statehood and see it in the context of what is happening in the middle east. we expect president obama to also address the historic changes in the positive development as something that showed how the u.n. can work. the contradiction of course is that he is going to say to the palestinians we support your bid for statehood, but not here through the u.n. and political means, but through talks and negotiation negotiations. but that is seen as a dead end, because they say that they have been talking for 20 years and certainly not enough to show for it. so, that's the delicate dance that the president is doing here, but on the other hand in talking about the positive context of the of the arab spring, but also trying to say something to the palestinians to assure them and back them away from the drive fo
Sep 21, 2011 7:00am PDT
hope for the palestinians to obtain the viable state they wish, that resorting to the united nations undermining israel's confidence and legitimacy in the united nations is a no-starter and 60 years of diplomacy may not have led the palestinians to a state, but at the same time the united states remains committed as it has been committed to democracy in the middle east and to the support of regimes that want to overthrow dictatorships, so he is going to basically appeal to the palestinians and the isra i israelis and there is great skepticism in israel towards him as president, but nevertheless, they do, the israelis do understand that they don't have many allies in the world. they need the president of the united states, and the president has put his prestige on a two-state solution. he went to the united nations, unveiled his commitment to a two-state solution last year, and he made it clear that this is the hope and the commitment of the administration and frankly the israelis have an obligation to help the united states out as much as the united states has that obligation as wel
Sep 23, 2011 8:00am PDT
23rd. it is the first day of fall. there's high drama at the united nations that is happening soon. we expect the palestinian leader at the podium, that in the nebs hour. mahmoud abbas is set to ask the u.n. to recognize palestine as a sovereign country. israel and the u.s., they oppose that pof. they want palestinians to achieve statehood through peace talks with israel so they can have a greater say in the outcome. if abbas puts the measure before the security council, the u.s. says it's going to block it. >>> all this playing out on the streets as well. young palestinians who want statehood threw rocks and bottles at israeli border guards. that happened today. the israelis responded with rubber bullets and stun grenades. president abbas has called for protesters to keep things peaceful. israel has put additional forces along the border in case things get out of hand. >>> and pakistan absolutely furious over accusations by the chair of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen. for the first time publicly he is accusing pakistan's spy agency, the isi, of supporting the insur
Sep 23, 2011 9:00pm EDT
a request for full united nations membership. he declared that the palestinian liberation organization and is ready to go back to the negotiation table immediately. he said that the negotiations would be meaningless if be israelis continued to build on land meant for the palestinian state. this is 40 minutes. >> ladies and gentlemen, i extend my congratulations to the president of the assembly. i wish him every success. i extend my congratulations on behalf of the palestinian liberation organization for the deserved admission as a full member of the united nations wishing them progress and prosperity. i also congratulate the secretary general, his excellency, mr. ban ki-moon for his election to a new term as head of the united nations. this confidence reflects the world's appreciation for his efforts which has strengthened the role of the united nations. the question of palestine is intricately linked with the united nations. through the central role of the united nations, the work agency for palestinian refugees and for the international responsibility. who are the victims of the disa
Sep 20, 2011 12:00pm EDT
of meetings at the united nations. one of the biggest issues there will be the palestinian president seeking to become a member of the united nations. >> president obama would meet with benjamin netanyahu of the united nations, but there are no plans to meet with mahmoud abbas. uprisings in arab nations have found a boss at the united nations. one year ago, the president welcomed this, but not without backing. >> the only way that israelis and palestinians will achieve a solution that is equitable to both sides, allowing for a palestinian state, and a secure state in israel, is through direct negotiations. >> president obama has been criticized of lukewarm support for our longtime ally, israel. >> no matter what happens, or does not happen this week, it will not produce the kind of outcome that everyone is hoping for. >> the situation on the ground is what matters with palestinians. >> the obama administration believes that there is still time to avoid a standoff. >> top diplomats from the u.s., russia, europe, the united nations, have all been working on this to no avail. >> still ahead, we
Sep 23, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. right now we want to go to the united nations. mahmoud abbas getting a standing ovation there as he gets ready to speak there. let's listen a little bit to what mahmoud abbas is saying, president of palestine. [ applause ] >> translator: on behalf of the general assembly, i have the honor to welcome to the united nations his excellensy, the chairman of the palestinian liberation organization and president of the palestinian authority. and i ask him to address the assembly. >> translator: in the name of god most gracious and most merciful, mr. president of the general assembly of the united nations, mr. secretary-general of the united nations, ladies and gentlemen, at the outset i extent my congratulations on the assumption of the presidency of the assembly for this session and i wish him every success. today i extend my sincere congratulations on behalf of the palestine liberation organization and the palestinian people to the government and people of south sudan for the deserved admission as a full member of the united nations wishing them progress and prosperity. i also congratulate th
Sep 24, 2011 12:30am PDT
corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> is a historic day at the united nations as the palestinians make a formal application. >> at this is a moment of truth. our people are waiting to hear the answer of the world. >> the truth is that we cannot achieve peace through resolutions but only through direct a negotiations. >> a turbulent week on the world's stock market draws to a close but what is next for the global economy? a race against time, aid workers warn that it is taking too long to reach those affected by the floods in pakistan. welcome to "bbc world news." jury selection is now complete in the trial of michael jackson country doctor. it will begin on tuesday. do not panic. the dead satellite is heading to earth but the space agency said that any risk is remote. the palestinian president has made a historic speech at the united nations. israel and the nine states have expressed opposition for the bid and they have said that a palestinian state can only be achieved through direct talks with israel. >> new york city disappeared into the fog and rain. the br
Sep 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
of "bbc world news america" reporting from the united nations in new york. the palestinian president makes a formal bid for full membership status of the u.n. israel voices strong opposition. >> this is a moment of truth and our people are waiting to hear the answer of the world. >> the truth is that we cannot achieve peace through u.n. resolutions but only through direct negotiations between the parties. >> a fight for survival in pakistan. devastating floods have left many of the most vulnerable crying for help that is in short supply. and taking on einstein. scientists say they've measured particles traveling pastor than the speed of light. is the world of physics about to be up-ended? welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. today, we are coming to you live from the united nations where, after weeks of anticipation, the palestinian president has made a formal request to become a member state of the u.n., a move which both israel and the united states have vocally opposed, saying a palestinian state can only be achieved through direct talks. the palestinians s
Sep 28, 2011 7:30am EDT
sudan for its deserve it admission as a full member of the united nations wishing them progress and prosperity. i also congratulate the secretary-general, his excellency, mr. ban ki-moon for his election to a new term at the helm of united nations. this renewal of confidence reflects the world's appreciation for his efforts which have strengthened the role of the united nations. excellencies, the question of palestine is intricately linked with the united nations by the resolutions but its various agencies and to the essential and largest role of the united nations relief and works agency for palestine refugees in the near east which embody the international responsibility towards the plight of palestine refugees who are the victims of the catastrophe that occurred in 1948, we aspire for and seek a greater and more effective role for the united nations in working to achieve a just and comprehensive peace in our region that ensures the inalienable, legitimate national rights of the palestinian people as defined by the resolutions of international legitimacy of the united nations.
Sep 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 195. the nays are 230. the motion is not adopted. without objection, a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from kentucky, mr. davis, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 2883, as amended, on which the yeas and nays were ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 138, h.r. 2883, a bill to amend part b of title 4 of the social security act to extend the child and family services program through fiscal year 2016 and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill as amended. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possib
Sep 21, 2011 9:00pm PDT
mobilized a lot of people to sign petitions. this was not a major national issue in the united states. there was not widespread outrage outside of a core group. but it is also true that support for the death penalty in the united states has dropped in the last 15 years as crime has dropped in the united states. and the number of death sentences and the number of executions in the united states has basically been cut in half over the last 15 years, so there is some change at work. i don't know how much troy davis has to do with that. >> senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin, as always we do appreciate your perspective on such an important issue as this. >>> we now want to take a moment to say good-bye to our viewers in the united states, who are now joining piers morganton the. his show began just a few minutes ago. >>> now i want to turn to palestinian president mahmoud abbas. president obama had meetings with abbas and netanyahu. how close are the two sides to doing a deal? joining me now is a represent tifb of the united states. thank you for joining me. >> thank you. >> a lot going o
Sep 28, 2011 6:30pm PDT
. issue three, naive, arrogant, misguided and dangerous? >> we are going now to the united nations to demand our legitimate right, which is to become a full member of the united nations as a state of palestine. >> palestinian president mahmoud abbas wants the newest nation to be palestine. and he goes, where? to the israelis? no. to the u.n.? yes. the united nations. [overlapping audio] >> we would not be here today at this very -- [overlapping audio] out palestinians are going to the u.n., they want the u.n. to declare a state. does the united nations have the legal authority to grant statehood to the palestinians? >> no, they don't. what they do, they can recognize as a state more purposes of the united nations but does not create the state. >> what -- who can create a state? >> the state, there are defer nations of say state. they have to be in control of the area, they have to have a functioning government. they do not have that, particularly with hamas controlling one end of the palestinians. >> only one state can declare another state to be a -- >> yes, but the issue here is
Sep 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
a news session of the united nations general assembly there is no shortcut to peace in the middle east. this session looks likely to be dominated by palestinian demands for full statehood, to be submitted in writing. president obama has called for more direct talks between palestinians and israelis. there are warnings of the american stance could provoke a new cycle of violence. jeremy bowen reports from new york. >> middle east diplomacy temporarily transferred to new york can snarl up traffic. but it seems unable to match the challenges of a conflict that is once again looking dangerous. >> it is time for us to say not on our watch. >> supporters of both sides were there. israel is keeping pressure on the obama administration to veto any palestinian application for u.n. membership. pro palestinians pushing for a seat of the un has a giant step toward independence. even with the prospect of an american veto, palestinians are climbing some victories. they have put back the issue not just of u.n. membership, but their independence on an international agenda. a year ago, president obama
Sep 23, 2011 6:00pm PDT
membership to the united nations. continuing his visit to germany, pope benedict reaches out to palestinians with an ecumenical prayer service. >> recession fears have not gone away. captioned by the national captioning institute >> a moment of truth that the united nations. palestinian president bachmann abbas has submitted an application for full u.n. mbip inhe fir bid then statesat the measure. the etary-general, bakimo of the olceha un gaid tt raement tsddss t ca se goatnshealtian ri t g t a bortthste d cng twet d l u tir vo. ckou a leinn et for thr suffering. the ase scandal shook the cathic church in germany and s beenarlyesnsible for dwindling membership. but in third-be laonwa the focus of day two of the pope's visit. leaders earlier in the walked in martinlue's footsteps, and then conducted faithful. >> the turnout was much bigger than people. that was a far greater number than went to see pope benedicttc stadium in berlin on thursday. thca t attend a vespers service, benedict's last act in public for friday. ur earlier, benedick visited the augustinianriy er ma
Sep 22, 2011 2:30pm PDT
another. now they are seeking to advance in the united nations. i understand that president abbas tomorrow will come to the office of the secretary-general and submit a letter for membership to the united nations. what could happen after that? he will make sure this letter comes to the security council. what i continue to hope is that there will be a continued time for some constructive diplomacy. i have come from one of our meetings. i hope the quartet will live up to its responsibility in this crucial. period. we, as the united nations understand that this is a dramatic situation. president obama tried to shake up the international world. we have all concluded that the palestinians are ready for statehood. >> can i just interrupt quickly? what time frame are we looking at? how long will the u.n. take to consider this resolution? will it be enough to break the peace talks? >> if you look at a distance of the council, i cannot give you a -- participants of the council, i cannot give you an answer. we have a chance in a matter of weeks to less diplomacy on fold -- unfold. as we present in t
Sep 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
reelection as secretary general of the united nations. we express thanks and appreciation to him and the general has sense retired staff efforts over the past year, and in particular, his follow-up of the situation in our country. ladies and gentlemen, we wish to congratulate the people of the republic of south sudan on the exsession of that republic of the united nations. we wish also to congratulate the transitional counsel in libya for their counsel among us and the representation of the libyan people. my country has be witnessing this since last january, a key political crisis. the political opposition that has been one the plain establishments in yemen since 1990 decided to relinquish all commanding nominators and reducted the principle offered on census refusing to implement the agreements we reached since 2006. following its failure in elections since these parties and democratic means will not allow them to seize power; therefore, it recalls to maneuvers including violence. that threatens the outbreak of civil war and devastating complex in yemen that may undermind all th
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Sep 21, 2011 6:00am PDT
right, that's what was said in 2010, when the president speaks at the united nations next hour, we will bring you that speech live. a lot of pressure on him this morning. we'll see how that plays out. bill: we will. in the meantime, there's growing concern over the half a billion dollars in federal loans, stimulus money, for failed green energy company solyndra, a company that went belly up. there are reports the executives for that firm will plead the fifth during hearings this week. what does that mean for the investigation? utah republican jason chaffetz, member of the house committee on oversight and government reform and welcome back here to "america's newsroom", good morning to you. >> thanks bill, good morning. bill: will your committee take up this issue? >> absolutely. the department of energy and commerce have done a good job on covering this, the oversight kphaeut we with -- committee with darrell iss and others are concerned about the potential undue influence coming out of the white house above and beyond this one specific case. you got to remember there are 14 pending
Sep 19, 2011 11:00pm PDT
ise at the unite nations beginning with william hague, thbritish foreign secretary. >> i strongly believe in a palestinian sta alongside a secure israel. the only way to bring that about is by agreement between both sides. and so my advice to the esident, i'll be talking to him again tomorrow while here in new york going to the security council and having a vote doesn't provide the answer. that's not a course that we have recommended because it brings as you said in the introduction the veto of the united states and nobody is any fward. it's getting back to the negotiations. >> charlie: prince turki member of the royal family and former head of the intelligence ambassador to the united kingdom and the united states. >> i think it is a deserved issue that palestinians should get their state. negotiations can go on with palestinian state as they have been going on the plo since 1993. so i don't see the trouble of establishing a state and continuing the negotiations. >> charlie: william hague and prince turki when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications captioned b
Sep 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
east. >> it is an argument the united nations has taken up for years recognizing palestine as an independent state. with face-to-face meetings scheduled for today, president obama is preparing for a delicate dance over long-standing dispute. the battle over a border disputed for decades is now headed to new york. mahmoud abbas is going ask the united nations to recognize palestine as an independent state once and for all. on the other side, opposing that, israel's prime minister netanyahu. >> president obama is caught in the middle. >> obama heads to the united nations today. heads of his administration have been busy behind the scenes hoping to dance around the diplomatic showdown. u.s. officials are hoping to resume peace talks, talks palestinians say have failed time and again and talks republican bs are using to take aim at obama's foreign policy. >> this administration encouraged the palestinians to shun direct talks. >> after pounding away at obama's policies for weeks now this is giving republicans a new round of ammunition as
Sep 24, 2011 6:00am EDT
, the united nations, the world bank, and the international monetary funds we believe have lauded what has been accomplished and have considered it a remarkable and unprecedented model. here in this city described what has been accomplished as a remarkable international success story and confirmed the readiness of the palestinian people and their institutions for immediate independence of the state of palestine. that was the statement of the international community. i do not believe that anyone with a shred of conscience can reject our application for a full membership in the united nations and our admission as an independent state. [applause] mr. president, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, it is no longer possible to redress the issue of the peace talks with the same means and methods that have been repeatedly been tried and proven unsuccessful. the crisis is far too deep to be effective. and it is far more dangerous to be simply circumvented. or its explosion, it is neither possible nor practical nor acceptable to return to conducting business as usual as if everything is fine. it is futur
Sep 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
the united nations, but eight days after he told nbc exclusively their release was imminent. >> i think these two will be freed in a couple of days. >> in a couple of days? >> yes, in a couple of days. inshallah, they will be freed. >> the delay in the release exposed a power struggle inside iran. >> all the circumstances around the release of the hikers highlight the deep divisions amongst the ruling elite here in iran, something president ahmadinejad wanted to avoid before addressing the world stage at the u.n. this week. >> president obama also in new york for the u.n. meeting commented late today. >> it was the right thing to do. it shouldn't have been done, but we're glad they're going home. >> reporter: tonight the two will rest in oman, finally reunited with their families. shane's fiancee sarah shourd, the third hiker who was released last year is also in oman tonight along with the parents of both young men who never stopped fighting for their release. brian? >> after the role you played in the drama, what a roller coaster it's been back then up to today. ann curry, a pleasure.
Sep 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
days from forming a new government. as palestinians push shunned for united nations membership, the head of the general assembly tells the bbc they have the right to make their case. >> it is 9:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 2:00 a.m. and london, broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world, welcome to "newsday." >> a suicide bomber posing as a peace envoy had has killed the men leading afghanistan's effort to negotiate with taliban. burhanuddin rabbani, the former afghan president, died in his home in the capital of kabul during a meeting with two members of the taliban. >> heavy security tonight outside the house in kabul close to the american embassy. where the former president burhanuddin rabbani was killed by of taliban fighter with eight bomb concealed in his turban. he was a divisive leader and a surprise appointment to lead the council set up by president karzai to talk peace with them. the afghan president heard the news in new york just before he met president obama. >> the mission yet undertaken was of vital to the afghan people and for the security
Sep 21, 2011 4:00am EDT
. >>> also, showdown at the united nations. president obama finds himself at the heart of the middle east conflict today. >>> and the first to go. the season's first casualty had never seen "dancing with the stars" until he was on it. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm tanya rivero. we begin with breaking news from japan, a country that just can't get a break. >> a powerful ty winds of up o to 135 miles per hour, is hitting the heart of that country right now, forcing a million people to leave their homes. >> abc's akiko fujita just filed this report from a very rainy tokyo. >> reporter: this was the scene in innagoya, where we've seen t rivers burst at the seam. more than 15 inches of rain fell in the last 24 hours. that is the same region that is still reeling from a typhoon that killed dozens of people earlier this month. in some areas, office workers had to be rescued from their building by boat, when the waters got too high. the typhoon is now headed northeast, straight for the tsunami zone and the area around the crippled fukushima nuclear plant. the storm is ex
Sep 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
in prison. their release comes just a day before the president addresses the united nations general assembly. bow and fatal are expected to be flown on a private jet to the gulf state. the three friends met at the university of california at berkeley. the men's families say they are super excited for the release, but won't rest easily until the two are back on american soil. tina krause, cbs news. >>> shane bower is engaged to sarah. he grew up in minnesota. fatal is an environmental activist and it from suburban philadelphia. >>> a new report shows the justice department grossly overpaid for the food that was served at its conferences. a report shows the justice department vastly overpaid, including $8 for each cup of coffee, and $16 for a muffin. the report tracked expenses from 2007 to 2009. the report also showed an exorbitant amount of money spent in 2004 through 2006, including $5 for a swedish meatball. >> clearly, government has not yet been put on a diet that taxpayers can afford to keep. >> overall, the department of justice spent more than $73 million on conferences in 2009. that
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Sep 20, 2011 12:00pm PDT
. and now to the united nations with more on the palestinian bid for statehood but first, like, to new york city. the president is making a big point of backing the new government of libya. >>reporter: you are right. he has time only for a limited number of meetings during the to days in new york. he granted one to the head of the libyan transitional council today. in the speech here, in the talks with him he promised continued economic and security aid and a year ago he envisioned a new flag being raised at the u.n. but it was the flag of palestine. the new libyan government, he said, is a u.n. success story. >> this is how the international community should work in the 21st century. more nations bearing the responsibility and the costs of meeting global cllenges. in fact, this is the very purpose of this united nations. >> muammar qaddafi has not been found the president said the u.s. ambassador is headed back to tripoli today and the u.s. embassy there will re-open later this week. >>shepard: the president met with the afghan counterpart. >>guest: a tragedy overshadowed that meeting toda
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Sep 20, 2011 3:00pm EDT
speaking at the united nations to stand by the rebel leaders who took over the libyan capital. >> libya is a lesson in what the international community can achieve when we stand together as one. i said at the beginning of this process, we cannot and should not intervene every time there is an injustice not world. yet it is also true that there are times where the world could have and should have summoned the will to prevent the killing of innocence on a horrific scale. >>shepard: the deposed libya leader released a recording today saying the reign is not over. president obama today averaged that remnants of his regime do persist but said united states and nato support toable new -- to build a new libya in our not work and a push for the u.n. recognition of a palestinian state, a potential zip milk -- diplomatic disaster with the united states caught in the middle. and now to the united nations with more on the palestinian bid for statehood but first, like, to new york city. the president is making a big point of backing the new government of libya. >>reporter: you are right. he has time
Sep 20, 2011 12:00am PDT
eyes are on the united nations general assembly this week, the tensions in the middle east will likely dominate conversation. they will se membership as a u.n. member stat it will be vetoed by the united states. also on the agenda will be the arab spring, iran'nuclear program and the famine in africa. we begin our program th the british foreign secretary, william hague, a close ally of the prime minister and a key memberment i'm proud to have the foreign secretary at this table for the first time. welcome. >> thank you very much. it's good to be here. >> charlie: it's fair to ay the question of the state hood by the palestinians is that most intensely debated subject of this united nations general assembly. where do you think it is? >> well, it is as is well-known as president abbas has said he will submit an application of full membership and to go to the security council. this is somebody set out in his speech at the end of this week. what is happening is of course we're all talking bit, we're all negotiating about it, we're all putting pressure behind the scenes, in our case in the
Sep 22, 2011 1:00am EDT
roosevelt. as he said that one of the very first meetings on the founding of the united nations "we have got to make not merely peace but a peace that will last." the men and women who built this new that peace was more than -- who built this institution understood that institution understood that peace was more than just an act of war. a lasting peace for nations and for individuals depends on a sense of justice and opportunity. of dignity and freedom. it depends on struggle and sacrifice. on compromise and on a sense of common humanity. one delegate to the san francisco conference that led to the creation of the united nations put it well "many people had talked as if all that has to be done to get peace was to say loudly and frequently that we loved it and we hated war." no matter how much we love peace and hate war we cannot avoid having war brought upon this if there are convulsions other parts of the world. did the fact is peace is hard. our people demand it. over nearly seven decades, even as the united nations helped avert a third world war, we still live in one start by conflict. --
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Sep 21, 2011 3:00pm EDT
coming up. this box number two, as world leaders gather for a meeting in the united nations we are getting details about large wads of cash that some foreign diplomats are dropping here not new york city. including reports of a $16,000 a night hotel room. does someone say economic crisis? and, in box number three, new accusations that one of the largest online poker sites in the world stacked the deck against its own players in a giant ponzi scheme according to the feds. >> pecker trouble all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b". but first from fox at 3:00 in new york, at two years in captivity, heartbreak, failed negotiations, iran at long last has freed two american hikers in exchange for $1 million bail. a convoy of diplomatic cars cared josh fat tall and shane bauer to the airport where they boarded a flight in ohman. family members waiting there to meet them, border guards arrested the hen back in 2009 along with shane bauer's aniance say saying they entered illegally. she was freed last year on "compassionate grounds." but an iranian court sen
Sep 23, 2011 10:30pm EDT
state as a new member of the united nations. we will be the first. [applause] there is one more thing. hamas has been violating international law by holding our soldiers captive for five years. they have not given one red cross visit. he is held in a dungeon against all international norms and. he is the son of -- who escaped the holocaust by coming to the land of israel as a boy. he is the son of as it -- every israeli family. every nation represented here should demand his immediate release. if you want to -- [applause] if you want to pass a resolution about the middle east today, that is the resolution you should pass. [applause] last year in israel, this year in the u.s. congress, are laid out my vision for peace in which a de-militarized palestinian state recognizes the jewish state. yes, the jewish state. after all this is the body there recognize the jewish state 64 years ago. isn't it time the palestinians did the same? the jewish state of israel will always protect the rights of all its minorities, including the 1 million arab citizens of israel. i wish i could say the same t
Sep 27, 2011 12:30am PDT
. >> the united nations general assembly, the foreign minister sent his government to crack down on protesters and blamed for an intervention. -- foreign intervention. >> any objective analysis in and around syria will demonstrate that the purpose of the unjust anti-syria campaign currently under way is to attack this model of coexistence that has been the source of pride to our people. how can we are otherwise explain media provocations? what purpose could this serve other than total chaos that would dismember syria and consequently adversely affect its neighbors? what else could this course to achieve other than spread western hegemony. and expand israel's interests. i assure you that our people are determined to reject all forms of intervention in internal affairs. we can continue to pursue security and stability. >> of the crisis began six months ago, and the united nations says 2700 people have been killed. the bbc and other news organizations have made repeated attempts to gain official access to syria. finally, they have been granted a visa. this is her exclusive report. >> we have been
Sep 20, 2011 9:00pm PDT
christians believe jesus will return to earth. >> the events taking place at the united nations has people concerned. they will likely asked the u.n. to be a state. >> a palastinian group build this chair to send a message. >> palestine has every write to become a full nation, to have our independence and our full membership in the united nations. >> they might have a chair but remains to be seen if they will get a seat at the table based on the 1967 borders. palastinian expert is telling cbn news, they are telling a different story in private. >> to be recognized is ending the conflict of '67 by confirming the '67 board of education border. >> 1967 borders are based on to lines following israel's war of independence in 1949. here is what they look like. 1947 borders look like this. created by the united nations partition plan called resolution 181. it created a jewish and arab state. even if the u.n. bases it on 1967 borders, it is not the end of the story. >> there is a consensus we are on the stage of destruction of israel. a hamas activist wrote the struggle is about the very existence
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Sep 20, 2011 6:00am PDT
, president obama has, and that led to the palestinian authority's move to go before the united nations to seek statehood. he will go harshly at the president today. but it's also an opportunity for mr. perry to fake questions from the new york press. we have a suggested list of snarky ones from mitt romney. the new york press is notorious for lobbing grenades at political events. martha: what about the rest of the field? what are they up to today? >> reporter: romney put out a statement talking about the palestinian authority's request for statehood before the united nations. he says if in any way the u.n. does give the palestinian authority any recognition, that obama should cut off fund for the palestinian authority. that trying to bracket what mr. perry is doing with his news conference. but the front runner is also under fire for michele bachmann who went after him yesterday on immigration. we'll have more on that as the morning unfold. bill: surprise party in new york. it was crashed. rick perry's campaign event. the hopeful meeting with hispanic leaders when congressman charles r
Sep 28, 2011 1:00am EDT
, chromium and's foreign minister, followed by a foreign minister of pakistan. united nations security council meets tomorrow morning to consider the palestinian request for statehood and full membership in the land. a number of countries have expressed their support for the measure carried off for more vote is not expected for several weeks. the u.s. has said it will veto the request. all live coverage at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span to. last weekend, vladimir putin said that he would run for the russian presidency after the current president announced he would not seek reelection. later in the day here on c- span, followed give what the move means for u.s.-russia relations. live coverage gets started at 12:20 p.m. eastern at the center for the national interest. >> to chief economist for the american bankers association, james chessen, said earlier that the u.s. economy is stronger than in 2008 but still faces problems. he discusses the global economy and how what is happening in europe could affect the u.s. recovered his remarks about 50 minutes. >> thank you very much, paul. can eve
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